Are you feeling compressed? Spinal compression happens when the vertebrae in our spines begin to press down on one another. This puts extra pressure on our discs and can cause them to bulge or even herniate. When the discs bulge or herniate, they put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves which is what causes immense pain.
Poor posture is one of the leading causes of spinal compression. Our spines are naturally curved to be able to withstand the pressure put on them. Poor posture can slowly decrease these curvatures which puts more pressure on the spine than it can handle. This pressure then pinches the discs in between our vertebrae and causes them to bulge out.
Spinal decompression is a safe and pain free treatment that helps you regain the natural space in the spine. This allows your discs to regain their natural shape.
Over the course of the treatment, your body can relearn how to hold the proper curvature. This will keep the discs healthy and keep you out of pain!
Spinal decompression involves the use of specialized tables that apply a gentle amount of pull to eith your neck (cervical spine) or lower back (lumbar spine). This pull holds for 45 seconds stretching the spine and releases to half the pull for 25 seconds. This gentle pull and release allows your spine to stretch without causing your muscles to guard. The treatments typically last 10 minutes and are often so relaxing that patients can fall asleep.
If you have pain anywhere in the back or neck, it would be a good idea to ask your chiropractor about decompression. The pain doesn’t have to be in the back or neck though. Because the spinal cord feeds nerves to the whole body, you coud have a problem in your back and feel it in your legs or a problem in your neck and feel it in your arms. If you’re feeling compressed, you could probably benefit from this treatment.
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